Eurostar will start a new year-round service to Geneva via Lille, from this Sunday in partnership with international high-speed train service “TGV Lyria”.
Ticket sales for the new Swiss route are open and travellers can purchase fares from £116 return from eurostar.com.
With an easy connection on to a “TGV Lyria” service in Lille Europe, passengers can travel from London to Geneva in just over 6 hours with services specially timed to ensure a fast transfer between the two trains.
Recent Eurostar customer research revealed that Geneva is one of the most desirable destinations for UK travellers. There are four daytime services each week.
For those wishing to venture further, the new route offers passengers a way to travel to some of the most popular destinations in Switzerland, with onward connections from Geneva to Aigle, Martigny, Sion, Sierre, Visp and Brig.
Nick Mercer, commercial director, Eurostar, said: “The new service marks another major milestone in our ambition to encourage more people to travel further by high-speed rail. Our research shows a real appetite for a more civilised way to reach popular European destinations, and this new connecting service offers easy access for customers looking for a city break in Geneva or to reach some of the most spectacular ski resorts in Europe. With city-centre to city-centre travel and a generous baggage allowance, the new offer proposes an attractive alternative to flying.”
Return fares start from £116.
For more information or to book Eurostar tickets visit www.eurostar.com or call the Eurostar contact centre on 08432 186 186.